Pediatric Sports Medicine Physician Services at Vimy – Update
Dr. Persson is continuing to provide onsite sports medicine physician visits at Vimy for the 2020/21 school year. Student-athletes with issues or injuries affecting their ability to participate in their sports of choice can be seen on a drop-in basis at the school with weekly clinics on Thursdays from 10am-2pm. No referral is required, but a consent form is needed and available in the main office. Student-athletes can sign up for assessments using the yellow binder found in the main office. If student-athletes or families have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Persson at her main clinic at Summerside Children’s and Sport Physiotherapy Clinic – 780-466-8676 or on Thursdays at the school.
Here is some info on Dr. Persson:
Dr. Erika B Persson, MD, FRCPC, Dip Sport Med
Pediatrician and Pediatric Sport Medicine Physician
Dr. Persson completed her medical degree at the University of Alberta in 2005 and followed this with her Pediatric Residency at the University of Alberta and Stollery Children’s Hospital in 2009. She then went on to complete her Pediatric Sport Medicine Fellowship at the University of Manitoba as the first fellow in the first and only Canadian Pediatric Sport Medicine Training program. She holds her diploma in Sport and Exercise Medicine from the Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine.
Dr. Persson joined the Glen Sather Sports Medicine Clinic in July 2010. She has a special interest in performing arts medicine and asthetic sports including dance, gymnastics and figure skating. Dr. Persson’s own sporting history is in dance and she has performed internationally with Royal Caribbean Cruises and also taught dance to children and adults. She is currently a barre fitness instructor in her ‘free time’ and enjoys keeping an active healthy lifestyle. Dr. Persson has been part of numerous Team Canada Health Care teams including the most recent 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea; the 2016 Youth Winter Olympic Games in Norway and the 2015 and 2017 editions of the FISU Universiade games. She has also been sponsored medical for the last 4 Canada Games. She is also a Team Physician for Skate Canada and works with elite national figure skaters travelling internationally numerous times per year.
Dr. Persson is an Associate Clinical Professor in General Pediatrics at the University of Alberta, Departments of Pediatrics and Family Medicine and sees patients and families at Summerside Children’s and Sport Physiotherapy Clinic in Edmonton. She is excited to continue providing care to the student athletes at Vimy Ridge Academy and the AAD program for 2020/21 school year.